Children have a way of being brutally honest, and 4-year-0ld Abby is no exception. An innocent man has been cleared of potential robbery chargers thanks to this honest little girl in Ferndale, Washington.
Investigators say that back in 2014, Abby’s 17-year-old babysitter fabricated a robbery story to absolve her 16-year-old boyfriend and his friend of the crime. The teenagers allegedly broke into Abby’s home and stole money and electronics.
According to KCPQ, the babysitter reported the incident to the police and told them two armed black men broke into the home — and her description matched that of a neighbor next door.
Believing the sitter’s false story, the police handcuffed the neighbor, Cody Oaks, and questioned him for hours. When Abby heard what the babysitter said, authorities said she knew immediately that the sitter was lying.
Abby told the police that the robbers were fair-skinned. When investigators pressed the babysitter to explain, they said her story fell apart and that she confessed to the crime.
“Literally in 30 seconds, she changed everything that had been going on for five, six hours,” her mother said, proud of Abby.
Oaks was disappointed in the neighbors’ behavior because it put him at jeopardy. Now that it’s resolved, he hopes the teenagers have learned their lessons. The teens were charged with robbery, burglary, and perjury.
“It’s kind of sad because I don’t think she realizes the dangerous situation she put me in,” Oaks said.
The stolen belongings were returned and Abby feels no need to be modest about saving the day.
“They got it back because of me being the superhero,” she said.
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